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Male homosexuality has been used as a label to describe a wide array of erotic relations, sexual identities, emotional intimacy, and forms of desire between men. Evidence of male homosexuality has been found in earlier civilizations from around the world, including China, Japan, Europe, South America, and Asia. Research on the etiology (i.e., origins) of male homosexuality has revealed there is no consensus about what causes it, with numerous studies examining the influence of different social, psychological, and biological factors. Historical research highlights the differences in how male homosexuality has been experienced and understood within particular cultures at specific moments in time. That being said, male homosexuality is often deployed narrowly as a term for describing sexual relations between men, which fails to account for ...

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